Sphinx Kalmiae, the Laurel Sphinx

Sphinx kalmiae
J. E. Smith, 1797
Laurel Sphinx

Sphinx kalmiae, Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning center, Linn County, Iowa,
August 3, 2011, courtesy of Thomas Jantscher.

Sphinx kalmiae, Hitaga Sand Ridge Prairie Preserve, Linn County, Iowa,
August 12, 2011, nectaring at bouncing bet, courtesy of Thomas Jantscher.

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nectaring at bouncing bet, , August 12, 12011.

Enjoy some of nature's wonderments, giant silk moth cocoons. These cocoons are for sale winter and fall. Beautiful Saturniidae moths will emerge the following spring and summer. Read Actias luna rearing article. Additional online help available.

Eggs of many North American species are offered during the spring and summer. Occasionally summer Actias luna and summer Antheraea polyphemus cocoons are available. Shipping to US destinations is done from with in the US.

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